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From: Alex Schuster <wonko@×××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Umlaut trouble in filenames
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 10:31:09
1 Hi there!
3 I have a problem with umlauts in file names. They are working fine when I
4 create a file, but I have lots of files I moved from my former system that
5 show umlauts just as a question mark. I think I transferred them via NFS.
7 I have LANG=de_DE.utf8@euro set now, before it was unset. Those umlaut files
8 refuse to play in applications like amarok2. I can rename them with mv on
9 the command line, making use of tab completion, but it's annoying.
11 So, does anyone have a trick to automate this?
13 I tried using tr. Using od -t x1 I see that what has to be 'ü' comes out as
14 0374 (octal). But "echo ü | od -t o1" gives 0303 0274 which tells me that in
15 unicode the umlauts are coded as two bytes. But I think I cannot use tr to
16 replace one character by a sequence of two characters.
17 And with sed, I don't know how to express the source string, it does not
18 seem to be capable of octal notation.
20 The only way I see is to use tr to replace the original ü with some special
21 character like €, and then use sed to replace € by ü. And repeat this for
22 [äöüÄÖÜß] and all the accented characters which I do not know how to type
23 here with nodeadkeys option set in xorg.conf (I'd be interested in how to do
24 this, too).
26 Do you have simpler ideas?
28 Wonko


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Umlaut trouble in filenames Renat Golubchyk <ragermany@×××.net>
Re: [gentoo-user] Umlaut trouble in filenames Volker Armin Hemmann <volkerarmin@××××××××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Umlaut trouble in filenames Alex Schuster <wonko@×××××××××.org>